H-P (HPQ +2.9%) has been upgraded to Buy by BofA/Merrill. Shares are again making new 52-week highs.
Alcatel-Lucent (ALU -2.5%) has been cut to Equal Weight by Evercore ahead of its Feb. 6 Q4 report.
VMware (VMW +2.7%) has been upgraded to Buy by Citi ahead of its Jan. 28 Q4 report.
SunPower (SPWR +3.4%) has been started at Overweight by Oppenheimer. Q4 results are due on Feb. 12.
NetSuite (N +1.1%) has been upgraded to Outperform by FBR.
Gartner (IT +1.6%) has been upgraded to Buy by Goldman.
Emulex (ELX +4.1%) has received a two-notch upgrade to Buy from BofA/Merrill.
Verint (VRNT +3.6%) has been upgraded to Outperform by FBR.
Vipshop (VIPS +3.1%) has been started at Buy by BofA/Merrill.